Friday, November 07, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz fires a warning shot over Harry Reid's bow on "Obama's lawless amnesty"

Sen. Ted Cruz just pimp-slapped Harry Reid:

Senator Harry Reid
Majority Leader
S-221, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Leader Reid:

We write to express our alarm with President Obama's announced intention to take unilateral executive action by the end of this year to lawlessly grant amnesty to immigrants who have entered the country illegally. The Supreme Court has recognized that "over no conceivable subject is the power of Congress more complete" than its power over immigration. Therefore, President Obama will be exercising powers properly belonging to Congress if he makes good on his threat. This will create a constitutional crisis that demands action by Congress to restore the separation of powers.

As majority leader of the Senate, you have the responsibility of not only representing the citizens of your State, but also of protecting the Constitution through vigilant exercise of the checks and balances provided under the Constitution. Therefore, we write to offer our full assistance in ensuring expeditious Senate debate and passage for a measure that preserves the power of Congress by blocking any action the President may take to violate the Constitution and unilaterally grant amnesty; however, should you decline to defend the Senate and the Constitution from executive overreach, the undersigned Senators will use all procedural means necessary to return the Senate's focus during the lame duck session to resolving the constitutional crisis created by President Obama's lawless amnesty.


Sens. Ted Cruz, R-TX; Mike Crapo, R-ID; Mike Lee, R-UT; Pat Roberts, R-KS; Jeff Sessions, R-AL; and David Vitter, R-LA

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Cord Bora said...

Sen may as well do one final act that your constituents would approve of.....before you are REPLACED!! Listen to Sen Cruz....

JeffersonOh said...

I would think that should Sen. McConnell, Cruz, Lee etc., quietly explain to Obama, Reid and others that impeachment proceedings will commence if ANY attempt to bypass Congress unconstitutionally on any issue, especially illegal immigration.

Time to play hard ball.